"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Sunday, September 2, 2018

August OPAM

August was a good stitching month for me.  I set some goals for myself, and I'm doing quite well, if I do say so myself.  I have to quilt one of my larger UFO's for a UFO challenge, and I decided I wanted to clear my entire pile of  to-be-quilted tops before I tackled the UFO.  Two more small ones to finish this week, and then I can tackle the biggie. 

In addition to the quilts from my last post, I pulled out some blocks that I received in Block Swap Adventures many years ago. I'm quite pleased with the result!  I don't remember who all sent all the blocks, so if you recognize one, give me a shout out!  I had requested all basket blocks.

This next quilt is a baby quilt, made with leftover fabric from a similar quilt a couple of years ago.  After making the top, I still had some fabric so I cut it up for a scrappy binding. 

For our nature shots this time, I'll leave you with some 'sunny' sunflowers!

These are late-blooming flowers, so it means summer is coming to an end.  This summer has been so hot and rainy, that I'm not sorry to see it going.  Plus, vacation is scheduled for September!!

Keep on stitching.....Sunny

Peek- a-boo!


  1. Well done on your beautiful finishes Sunny. Aren't those Sunflowers gorgeous x

  2. I remember those basket blocks they look lovely together. Really like the other finish too and Scrappy bindings great.....
    Love ❤️ love ❤️ those sunflowers 🌻 🌻 🌻

  3. fabulous quilts... great going.... I just love scrappy binding.... Sunflowers are always so happy and cheerful...

  4. Nicely done. The sunflowers are beautiful. I have to remember to plant some next year.

  5. You’ve done well sticking to your goals! Who doesn’t love sunflowers?

  6. You put most of us to shame with all that you accomplish each month. I love the basket quilt and the new baby quilt. Sunflowers are my favorite! Happy Vacation!

    1. I had to check my old posts to make sure, but I do believe I have a block in your basket quilt top. The green baskets with the floral background looks like mine. :-))

  7. Love your baskets and pinwheels! And the sunflowers are beautiful. Hope you are having a sunny day; we are getting lots and lots of rain. It's a great day to quilt. ~Jeanne

  8. I am so impressed with your effort to get all the quilting done. What willpower!
    Love seeing the pinwheel top in such happy colours.

  9. Beautiful quilts as always girl, you make such pretty things!!! And that peek-a-boo sunflower - now that would make a cute quilt design, wouldn't it? Love it!

  10. Hi Sunny beautiful work my friend,you are amazing,lovely sun flowers,my daughters says sun flowers make you happy xx

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  12. Hey Sunny. It took me forever to get around to my blog reading. I love your sunflower pictures. I woke up to a big bouquet of sunflowers this morning. They were given to my daughter last night. Okay - so they aren't for me, but I still get to enjoy them! Nice work on your quilts. Basket quilts are so cool. Is this your 1st or 2nd one?

  13. How far are you from Richmond?

  14. I've been looking for you! I hope all is ok!

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  17. You've made a fabulous job of this lovely PND image.. glad you've joined us as a GDT too!

  18. Two lovely quilts! Scrappy makes my heart sing! So do sunflowers! But I don’t want to see summer pass by so quickly.

  19. A year since you've posted my friend.. 😢

  20. Hi Sunny:
    You quilts are beautiful! I think I'm going to make my Farmer's Wife a lap quilt, just so I can say I finished it! Thank for visiting yesterday.
    Big Wisconsin hugs,
    xo Donna xo


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